RE: MS Word, bookmark fields, and crazy numbers...

Subject: RE: MS Word, bookmark fields, and crazy numbers...
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:42:27 +1000

Yuck. With the caveat that this may cause list silliness you could try this:

define a BloodyHeck style
attach it to the same listtemplate as the list you are x-reffing to (use VBA
so you don't change the listtemplates referenced target of your style)
Use the BloodyHeck style to mark your x-ref para in (not the x-reffed
Restart the numbering of bloodyheck, if worst comes to worst use

Sub RestartListNumbering()
On Error Resume Next
With Selection
With .Range.ListFormat
.ApplyListTemplate .ListTemplate, False
End With
End With
End Sub

Now - the other solution sees the FIRST level of the outline list NOT having
bullets or numbers, looking like normal body text. That way the para of
'body text' preceding the start of the list is actually the restart para for
the list. Tricky eh. You number using the SECOND level of the list, and
apply the first level to the para immediately prior. This 'reset' para can
either be included in the bookmark range, or be used as the style for the
para immediately preceding your x-ref para.

Steve Hudson
Principal Technical Writer
Wright Technologies (Aus)
steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au
(612) 9518-1822
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-----Original Message-----
From: technical -at- theverbalist -dot- com

TPTB felt that our user docs should start with a section of procedures for
the task that we know our users will be doing most often--fair enough. I
thought I'd be a clever monkey and, while maintaining the more-traditional
information flow of the rest of my doc, insert the oft-used procedures by
using a bookmark. That way the information would be in two places but only
have to be updated in one--clever monkey me.

Well the bookmarks worked a charm, inserting all the text just where I
wanted it, but the numbering in the original section has now become
continuous list, continuing from the end number of the inserted section,
and it won't let me restart the numbering--silly monkey me.

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